No one wants to suffer through having halitosis in Berkley, CA (or anywhere else, for that matter). Typically, following a routine dental hygiene regimen that includes brushing before and after meals as well as bedtime is enough to keep bad breath at bay. Yet what if even after following such recommendations you still seem to have this condition? You could potentially be among the 25 percent of the American adult population that the Massachusetts Dental Society estimates to be suffering from chronic halitosis.
There are certain daily practices that you can avoid that could help do away with bad breath, such as abstaining from smoking or limiting your consumption of onions, garlic or other strong-smelling foods. However, dental problems such as gum/periodontal disease can cause halitosis to remain even after doing all you can to treat the problem on your own. That’s because these conditions create pockets of tooth decay that serve as a virtual safe haven for bacteria. Not only does that bacteria contribute to the worsening of dental conditions, it can also cause bad breath.
Fortunately, seeking treatment for gum disease from a periodontist like Dr. Chertok can help address the issues causing your bad breath. It can also reverse the damage that dental conditions may cause, allowing you to regain the confidence that halitosis and tooth decay may have stolen from you.
There are certain medical conditions that can also cause chronic halitosis, such as:
• Colds and sinus infections
• Liver disease
• Kidney problems
• Certain forms of cancer
Let Dr. Chertok know if you suffer from any of these issues, and ask if he recommends following up with your primary care physician.
Be careful not to fall into the trap of thinking that bad breath is beyond your control. Treating the root cause of the condition can get you back to enjoying good oral health in no time. Dr. Chertok offers a wide array of solutions aimed at treating the problems that can contribute to chronic halitosis. Contact us right away to schedule an appointment to discuss your dental treatment options.